Herefordshire Week 115: Tuesday 08 – Monday 14 March 2022

Second of my pithy posts.

Manchester with work + CP visit = A bit hectic, but good.

Daffs are out. Camellia too.

Up early on Tuesday to catch the 8.30am Abergavenny-Manchester train, masked all the way, to spend a couple of days with the MN KM team. Highlight of the trip was Wednesday’s team lunch in Dishoom when CC threw a 6 on the “throw a 6 and get your meal for free” dice game.

Train back on Wednesday, WFH (catching up) on Thursday – still working when CP arrived for a long weekend stay which we started off in style with fish & chips from The Old Stables Fish & Chip Shop, Ewyas Harold.

Into Hereford on Friday to return my library books, a bit of culture courtesy of Hereford Cathedral, a wet walk along the Wye to Breinton and back courtesy of C’s pre-visit planning and lunch in the Café @ All Saints / AKA Bill’s Kitchen, then a spot of shopping – coats, cards and croissants – before returning home.

Back at base it was too wet to do much with the rest of the afternoon so once the sun was over the 5pm yard arm we started the Prosecco and nibbles, tucking into burgers for dinner later on.

Cheers – the spare glass is Hazel’s

Leisurely start to Saturday. A bright and breezy day, just perfect for walking to Ewyas Harold via Bacton, Tremorithic and Dulas. A long way round (8½ miles), but lanes all the way, and we bumped into K&K plus dogs on the hill down to Camp Wood and walked with them as far as Kerrys Gate.

Ewyas Harold, the long way round - Strava Map
Ewyas Harold, the long way round – Strava Map

Once in Ewyas Harold our pub lunch plan was foiled by the village having a planned power cut, but the team at The Temple Bar Inn had rigged up their electric car to supply power for the bar, TV and wifi, so at least we were able to console ourselves with a couple of pints and a packet of crisps having called Phil-the-taxi for the planned pick up, albeit a bit earlier than planned.

Two pints and a packet of crisps
Two pints and a packet of crisps

Late lunch then relaxing with the log fire until pizza and telly time, introducing CP to the delights of Friday Night Lights.

Sunday started with a spell of heavy rain, which meant the road was in fast flowing stream mode. So, after breakfast, I joined CP as far as Wormbridge making sure she got through all the “puddles”. Walked back, and then on again with P doing Cockyard backwards.

Potted up the lemongrass and tomato seedlings in the greenhouse before a late lunch and an afternoon catching up on admin – and two weeks worth of weeknotes! No photos yet from the CWF….

Monday was a beautiful sunny day. Lots of birds singing. We spent the morning with Gervase / Waxwing Energy, fact finding for his report on our options for making the house more energy efficient / comfortable and to reduce our carbon use.  After lunch I did a few jobs in the garden (planted out last year’s Bacton wild garlic and repotted the tulip / allium bulbs from the non-draining pot) then had K over for tea/coffee and chat.

In other news…. Phil spotted this.

TV:  Friday Night Lights (seasons 2 & 3).

Podcasts:  Books and Authors, History Extra.

Audiobook: The Man Who Died Twice – Richard Osman / Lesley Manville.

Photos: Herefordshire week 115 on Flickr.

Phil: w/e 2022-03-13.